Toronto Master Gardeners awarded Invasive Species Centre Microgrant

Toronto Master Gardeners are 1 of 24 recipients awarded a microgrant from the Invasive Species Centre.
The microgrant is an award for a one-time, small size education and/or community action project that focuses on prevention and/or management of invasive species.
Check out our new fact sheets listed under Invasive Species Initiative at the top of this page.

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HOW WE'RE HELPING GARDENERS DURING COVID-19:

While we can't meet you in person until the health crisis ends, our volunteers are still active and available to assist you online.

We are currently offering virtual advice clinics, presentations and workshops via Zoom. Here are just a few of the many presentations we offer:

Spring Awakenings  |  Growing from Seed  |  Houseplants: Our Constant Garden  |  Landscaping with Trees and Large Shrubs

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Gardening Tips

Throughout the year, Toronto Master Gardeners post brief gardening tips on this site to help you with your seasonal gardening tasks.

 

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Upcoming FREE Garden Chat - Garden Disasters - Aug 18 from 12:00-12:30pmRegistration required - ow.ly/MmfL50FI50SEvery gardener has had them – Disasters, Disappointments, and Bloopers. Some come without warning and all we can do is try to fix the damage. Some seem beyond our control, like earwigs or mildew, but we can try to mitigate the damage they might inflict. And then there are the gardening bloopers we all can all relate to that we can work to avoid repeatng – like placing plants in the wrong place, or inadvertently planting an invasive thug. This garden chat will focus on our own experiences as well as those of participants who are invited to post questions on the chat. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are losing species at an unprecedented rate. But when it comes to curating natural diversity, our yards really have an impact. Leave the leaves, less lawn and allowing more native plant diversity are easy steps to protect wildlife. You won't need to step into the car and buy an entrance ticket, just bring your kids into the yard and show them a wonderful collection of insects and birds. www.healthyyards.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Use two hands or a pair of scissors/pruners when picking beans. The top should come off with the bean vs being left on the plant. Pulling beans with one hand may result in breaking a branch off the plant. Pick often to encourage the plants to continue to produce pods. ... See MoreSee Less
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Continue to pinch out, or cut off, side shoots from tall growing (indeterminate) tomatoes. It’s not necessary to remove them from bush type tomatoes. ... See MoreSee Less
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Pull weeds as they grow and use mulch in your flower beds to prevent them from sprouting. If you can't pull them all, at least cut off their tops to prevent them from seeding; this will mean fewer weeds next year. ... See MoreSee Less
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